Taiwan-Northeast Indiana Region

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Global Alliance for Technology Transfer and
Entrepreneurship (GATTE):

Taiwan
-
Northeast Indiana Region

Opportunities and Capacities


For Presentation at

2012 Taipei International Invention Show & Tecnomart

Taipei, Taiwan

September 20
-
23, 2012


Max Yen
, Dean, College of ETCS

Paul I
-
Hai Lin
, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology

Sean Ryan
, Director of University Engagement

Steve Franks
, Director of Programs, NIIC

Scott Naltner
, Executive Vice President, Northeast Indiana Economic
Development Alliance


Acknowledgements


Thanks to the sponsors and organizers of 2012
International Invention Show & Technomart



This presentation is a collection of efforts of an
interdisciplinary team who are dedicated to help
improving the current regional (if not global)
economic challenges



The concept of ITTTES and GATTE are developed
and led by Michael Wartell (IPFW Chancellor) and
Walter Branson (IPFW VC for Financial Affairs)

The GATTE Members in Taiwan


Chung Yuen Christian University (CYCU):
http://www.cycu.edu.tw


Feng Chia University (FCU):
http://www.fcu.edu.tw



I
-
Shou University (ISU):
http://www.isu.edu.tw


National Cheng Kung University (NCKU):
http://www.ncku.edu.tw


National
Formosa University (NFU):
http://
www.nfu.edu.tw


National
Taipei University of Technology (NTUT):
http://
www.stutu.edu.tw


National Taipei University (NTPU):
http://
www.ntpu.edu.tw


Southern Taiwan University of Technology (STUT):
http://www.stut.edu.tw


Taipei
Medical University (TMU):
http://
www.tmu.edu.tw


Some Observations


Shakedown on global economy is still underway due to
depletion of fossil energy source, wars in middle east,
disasters, collapse of financial market, people lives longer
premeum of healthcare, etc.


No place to hide your money without losing its value. The
only way to preserve the value of money is to invest on
innovation, thus promoting entrepreneurship


Entreprenurship creates “new” jobs and keeps industrial &
business activities moving forward


Entrepreneurship would require a fundamental change in
higher education its delivery systems and governing policy;
e.g. P&T, soft skills leadership, info tech, engage in
economic development


Tradition on making big bucks is replaced with creating long
-
steady wealth


Sustainability of energy, environment, healthcare, and
information technology are the key global issues

Academia &

Innovators

Venturers &

Industry

Government
& Chambers

Legal &
Intellectual

Academia &

Innovators

Venturers &

Industry

Government
& Chambers

Legal &
Intellectual

GATTE

A Global Market
Place for

Entrepreneurship

Tech Transfer

Patents Acquisition

Resource Leveraging

Econ. Development

Outsourcing, Training

Partnership

Taiwan

Indiana

Global Alliance for

Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship

Indiana
-
Taiwan Technology Transfer

and Entrepreneurship Summit

(ITTTES)

09/27


09/30, 2011

Indiana Partners:

o
Indiana University
-
Purdue
University Fort Wayne

o
Purdue University

o
Indiana University

o
U of Southern Indiana, NSWC
Crane


Taiwan Partners (from North to
South:)

o
National Taipei University of
Technology

o
Chung Yuan Christian University

o
Feng Chia University

o
National Formosa University

o
National Cheng Kung University


To expand the market for the intellectual
properties developed in Taiwan


To promote entrepreneurship through transfer
of Taiwan’s innovative technology to Indiana
and
vice versa
; aiding to economy recovery
through global business/technology
partnership;
GATTE


To develop an accelerated process toward
bringing technology to market;
GATTE


To develop a global market place for
technology patents, intellectual licensing,
business development, investment attainment;
GATTE
: an international enabling task
-
force for
tech transfer and repository of global
intellectual properties


To secure

“soft landing”
status for NIIC

Initiated by

Academia




Track 1:
Nano
-
Scale, Electronics and
Thermoelectric Material Technologies


Track 2:
Renewable Energy,
Environmental and Water Management
Technology


Track 3:
Wireless Sensors, Data
Acquisition, and Monitoring Technology


Track 4:
Novel Instrumentation and
Detection


Poster Presentations
: NSWC Crane
(17), Purdue Research Foundation (6),
Taiwan Research Partners (5)

Energy, Environment, Information
Technology, and Healthcare

Yes

No

Maybe

x

License

technology to U.S. investors/businesses

x

Establish U.S. sales and
marketing

office

x

Create a U.S.
-
based business
start
-
up

with Taiwanese
investment

x

Develop a strategic
manufacturin
g partnership

x

Sales and distribution
of product to U.S

Yes

No

Maybe

x

Legal services (intellectual property and commercial
law)

x

Business valuation

x

Technical support
(including testing, engineering and
prototyping)

x

Regulatory compliance

x

Marketing and Market Survey

x

Business planning

x

Investment capital and

financing

Academia &

Innovators

Venturers &

Industry

Government
& Chambers

Legal &
Intellectual

GATTE

Technology
-
Market
Profile


NCKU, FCU, CYCU, I
-
Shou,
NTPU, TMU, etc....


NTUT, NFU, STUT, ...


National Science Council


Ministry of Education


Small
to
Medium Business
Enterprise Administration


Ministry of
Economy Affairs


Bureau of Industry


Formosa Plastics


Taiwan Electric Power Co.


China Engineering
Consulting


Materials Industry


Deere & Co.


Auto
-
Air Composites


Auto
-
Design Composites


Primex Inc.


Quantum Composites


National Science Foundation


National Institute of Standard
Technology


Department of Energy


US Army Research Laboratory


Southern Illinois University


Purdue University, IPFW


Texas A & M University


Demographics:


~685,000 people
2010 Census


~3,960 sq. miles


Population growth this decade
2000
-
2009

4.1% regionally

2.8% Midwest US
(IL, IN, KY, MI, and OH)

8.7% nationally


Manufacturing

employment
Private, 2009

24.1% of Northeast Indiana jobs

11.0% nationally


Wages from
manufacturing

Private, 2009

31.8% Northeast Indiana

13.4% nationally


GDP from
manufacturing

Private, current $, 2009

21.7% Fort Wayne MSA

12.3% nationally


Data from the Community Research
Institute at IPFW

Regional Industry Clusters:



Advanced Manufacturing; SDI


Defense
; Communication


Financial Services
; Lincoln


Food Processing



Life Sciences
; Hospitals,
Orthopedics, Biomedical


Transportation
and Logistics

Northeast Indiana

Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties

Venturers &

Industry


DEFENSE



Suppliers







Universities





Government Agencies

Centers of Excellence



Systems Engineering



Wireless Communications



Visualization and Analytics


MEDICAL DEVICES



Businesses





Universities





Innovation


















NE Indiana Top Employers

Company

FTE

Lutheran Health Network

4,156

Parkview Health System

3,933

General

Motors

3,341

Steel Dynamics

2,435

Lincoln Financial Group

1,750

BF Goodrich Tire Manufacturing

1,584

ITT Corporation

1,581

Nucor

1,525

Raytheon

1,200

Company

FTE

Frontier Communication

1,200

Fleetwood RV

1,199

Navistar International

1,150

Norfolk Southern

942

BAE Systems

899

United Technologies

648

Fort Wayne Metals

491

Vera Bradley

407

* Data from the Northeast Indiana Regional
Partnership and the Community Research Institute

IEDC

Alliance

Chamber of
Commerce

NIIC

Discovery
Park

SBIR &
STTR, TAP

NSF, DoE,
NIST, DoD

$$
-
$$$

$$

$

$
-
$$

$$

Tax incentive/credit

Land acquisition

Infrastructure zoning

Free training

TAP allowance

Construction support

Product development

Cash & Equipment

Government
& Chambers

Development

Establishment







SDI La
Farga
,LLC
, April
2011

o
Steel Dynamic Inc
. (5
th
)
invests $39
million in new joint
-
venture

o
La Farga Group, Spanish Metals
Manufacturer, headquartered in
Barcelona, Spain

o
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
to make copper wire

o
Created by La Farga
Group



Franklin Electric
, $25M,
http://www.franklin
-
electric.com/corporate/default.aspx


o
The world’s leading global provider of
complete water and fueling
systems

The Alliance Project

(Allen County Economic Development Alliance)



General
Mills
Inc.
,
total
investment $34.6 M, May 2011,
http://www.generalmills.com/


o
The 6
th

largest food company and
market some of the world’s best
-
loved brands: Cheerios, Green
Giant, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury,
Yoplait



Wireless Technology
Center
,
funded by Talent
initiative and regional defense
industry

o
In the process to develop software
defined radio lab (SDR)

Item

Value to
SDI

La Farga, LLC

Real & Personal Property

Tax
Abatement

$1,869,257

Performance Base Incentive

$102,695

Property Purchase Assistance

$700,000

Hoosier Business Investment

Credit (HBI)

$300,000

Skills Enhancement

Fund
(SEF)

$20,000

Customized Recruitment/
Screening

$10,000

On
-
the
-
Job Training

$75,000

Computer & Core
Competencies

Workshops

$4,500

Total Value to SDI

La Farga,
LLC

$3,081,452

Item

Value to SDI La
Farga,

LLC

Total Investment

$38,998,500

Projected Payroll Total

$2,478,740


-
Average

Salary

$70,824


-
New Jobs

35


-
Retained

Jobs

0

Item

Franklin

Electric

Total

Investment

$25,252,000

Projected Total Payroll

$20,768,800


-
Average Salary

$79,880


-
New

Jobs

35


-
Retained

Jobs

225

Incentives



-
TIF

$7,082,714


-
EDGE Tax Credit

$2,700,000


-
WorkOne

Northeast

$250,000


-
Total


$10,392,714


Relocation of Headquarters to
Fort Wayne


Center of Excellence


Partnership with IPFW; IMSE,
Global Workforce Development

Item

Value to
General

Mills

Total Investment

$34,600,000

Projected Total Payroll

$1,950,000


-
Average Salary

$30,902


-
New Jobs

65


-
Retained

Jobs

78

Item

Value

to
General Mills

Incentives



-
Tax

Abatement

$2,845,599


-

Land Purchase Assistance

$250,000


-
EDGE Tax Credit


IEDC $500,000


-
WorkOne

Northeast

$70,000

Benefits


-
120,000 sq. ft.

access road


-
Accelerate/Decelerate
Lanes


$300,000



-
Reconstructing the Drains

$200,000


-
Sewer Infrastructure

$350,000


-
Total


$4,515,599



Largest and most comprehensive
public university in Northeast
Indiana



Opened in 1964 as a combined
campus of Indiana and Purdue
Universities



Indiana University and Purdue
University degree programs



IPFW has grown into a multi
-
campus community with over 20
buildings



Graduates over 1,700 students
per year at all degree levels



IPFW



Over 14,000 students



Diversity of students with 45
states and more than 67
countries represented



Additional 24,000 students
pursue non
-
credit opportunities
through Continuing Studies



Nine academic units offer more
than 200 academic degree
programs



Students can earn Associate,
Bachelor, and Master’s
degrees, undergraduate and
graduate
-
level certificates

CEIT

EET, CPET, IT

Outreach

Wireless

Engineering

CE, ME, CPE,
EE

Visualization

MCET

ID, CET, CNET,
MET ARET., IET,

Systems

Organization

Leadership &
Supervision

Computer
Science & IS

Built Environ.

HAAS
Manufacturing

Student
Success

ROTC

ETCS

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Wireless

Visualization

Systems

Built Environ.

HAAS
Manufacturing


Embedded systems, software defined
radio, sensors & sensors network,
wireless communication, RFID


Integrated visualization and simulation,
3
-
D virtual navigation, mobile education
(STEM and beyond), apps development


Bridge health monitoring systems, cyber
physical systems, automnous robot
systems


Energy economy and new industrial
revolution, renewable energy, core
facility, green technology


Rapid prototyping

Centers of
Excellence

New Fuels

Energy Sources

Training & Education

Utilization

Demonstration

Petroleum, Coal, Nuclear, Bio
-
mass,

Solar, Wind,
Geo
-
thermal, etc
.

Coal Combustion (Power Plant)

Petroleum
-
fuels (Transportation)

Bio
-
Fuel

Bio
-
Diesel/Oil

Hydrogen

Coal
-
Fuel Conversion

Fuel Cells

Electric Batteries

Composite
Electric Vehicles

Functional Combustion Engine

Distribution of Micro
-
grid

Jet/Auto Engine Test Stand

Manufacturing and Prototyping

Power Transformation

To Study Feasibility, Performance, Efficiency,

Environmental Impact, …

MS

Energy
Management

CBE
-
Initiatives


Growth Mechanism of Carbon Nanotubes


Bio
-
catalytic Process for Bio
-
fuels


Therapeutic Drug Delivery Mechanism


Catalyst Assisted Oil, Coal, and Gas
Refining Process


Photo
-
Catalytic Synthesis


Design of Adhesion Interface


Energy Storage and Fuel Cell Concept


Detection Mechanisms of Sensors


Phase Transformation of Materials


Self Assembly of Matters

Knowledge Base

Physical Modeling

SBE&S

Multi
-
Scales

Database

Governing Rules

Neural Network

Computation

Cyber Based

Prototyping

Validation & Tests

Materials Catalytic Reaction

A Gateway toward Energy and Materials by Design

Academia &

Innovators

Creativity must meet
society needs

Invention must address
market needs

Entrepreneurship is
not just business and
technology

Entrepreneurship
generates sustainable
wealth not big bucks

Patents must be
deployable

Initiatives
& Centers

Industry

Partners

Univ.

Enterprise

Gov.

Resources

Students
& Staffs

Resources/
Opportunities

Ideas/
Mind
-
set

People/
Career

Faculty

Promotion

& Tenure

Rewards
& Awards

Curricula
& Coop.

Service

Station

IPFW Office of Engagement


Key contact for access to IPFW, Purdue and Indiana University
programs

for businesses, government and community partnerships


Facilitate access to:


Research capabilities (Government Grants & Industry Research)


Technical expertise (Faculty and Student Projects)


Intellectual property (Purdue, Indiana University and NSWC Crane)


Educational services & training opportunities


Internship/co
-
op/student hiring programs



Provide representation for regional businesses to the universities in the
development and enhancement of programs
.




Engagement Office



Serves to focus the resources of
multiple complementary
institutions to a single
geographic region



Launched in January 2006



Relationships & Results
(through 06/11)



418 businesses & organizations



172 businesses with completed
engagements



41% completion rate


Engagement Office Projects


Business Plan Competition
(5 years)


Program to educate entrepreneurs and support writing of business plans


Entrants competed for $50,000 in prizes to fund their business venture


IU


Purdue Technology Showcase

(5 years)


Presentations of university IP ready for commercialization


Showcase technologies for businesses, entrepreneurs and investors


Work One Economic Growth Summit
(4 years)


Program to connect industry and K
-
12 educators to enhance student outcomes


Defense Industry Association


NIDIA
(3 years)


Lilly Endowment Talent Initiative($20M grant)


Networking and educational programs with regional business and federal labs



NIIC’s Current Tenant Profile


Information Technology Companies


23


Cirrus ABS


a web technology company


GooRoo LLC


a NIIC student venture Lab company


Guild Press LLC


a NIIC student venture Lab company


Honor Education


a NIIC student venture Lab company


IntelliTek Systems


a Cloud
-
based integrated CRM, Sales Force
Automation, etc.


BBK Group, Inc


corporation telecommunication management and
cost control


Scadata Scientific, LLC


communication and data transfer
technologies


Biomedical
Companies


5


BioDuct LLC


developing patent protected avascular tissue repair
platform technology


BioPoly RS LLC


developing a joint resurface biomaterial


Schwartz Biomedical


Tissue engineering research


Solistice Medical
-

a medical device asset lifecycle management
company



NIIC’s Current Tenant Profile
(cont.)


Advanced Manufacturing Companies


3


Digital Hydraulic LLC


Phoenix Consulting, LLC


American Axle

-

leading companies in the automobile
industry


SysteMental Inc


Lean manufacturing/enterprise
methods technical services and software


Entrepreneurial
Service and Support and
Other Companies


18


Siemens Industries
, Inc


Stahl Engineering & Failure Analysis, LLC

Venturers, Investors, Patent Services


Ruffalo & Benson LLC


Baker and Daniels


Huron Group


Chase Bank


Lincoln Financial Group


Bank of America


Wells Fargo


Independent Venture Firms


Innovation Centers (NIIC, PU
Discovery Park)

Examples

State

DoD

Venture

Spin

Off

NSF

Ind

DoD

FHWA

GATTE Purposes/Priorities

1.
It makes an international market for intellectual property.


2.
It engages international business and educational
resources in the commercialization of international IP.


3.
It helps member universities and incubators throughout
the world to form new companies to commercialize
international IP in their locales


GATTE Structure, Governance, and Operation


Structure


A program jointly operated by the Northeast Indiana
Innovation Center (NIIC), and the IPFW College of
Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
(ETCS)


Engaging universities and incubators, throughout the
world, who will be interested in reciprocal
technology/commercialization transactions and
exchanges


GATTE Structure, Governance, and Operation


Operation


Under the direction of NIIC’s President and CEO, in
close cooperation with the Dean of IPFW’s ETCS



Advisory Committee: representatives from


IPFW, Foreign universities, IURTC, Purdue Technology
Transfer, the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, the
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, LEDOs from
throughout Northeast Indiana, Elevate Ventures, and
selected business and cultural leaders throughout
Northeast Indiana

GATTE Structure, Governance, and Operation


Will establish a visiting professor and executive exchange
program throughout the world



Will establish employ interns from IPFW and participating
international universities to supplement NIIC’s student
exchange program

GATTE Related NE Indiana Institutions and
Their Services


IPFW


for intern, faculty consulting, lab facilities support,
Office of Engagement technology transfer support


NIIC


for incubator office and lab space


NIIC LEAP Fund, Elevate Ventures, and other venture or
angel groups
-

for capital


Regional economic development agencies


for expansion
space


Local service providers (banks, accountants, attorneys,
marketing agencies) as necessary

Portfolio of Programs/Services

Six Revenue
-
Producing Services

1.
List/inventory IP available to license

2.
List/broker entities interested in licensing IP

3.
Soft Landings program to help international entities from a
U.S. company

4.
Soft Landings program to help local international students
starts a company

5.
Annual Global Showcase and Conference

6.
Licensing Agency (TTO/TLO) for International Entities


GATTE

Roadmap for a Global TechnologyTransfer

Water Jet Project

Taiwan
-
Indiana


Initiate Inquiry and Develop First
Refusal Right


Submit Business/Marketing Plan


On

site Visit


Develop Partnership and Legal
Binding Document


Preliminary Phase


“Loan”
Marketing and Capacity Estimation


Disclose Supply Chains


Full Scale Operation


Develop Tech Support

Inventor

Engagm’

Partner

Investor

ETCS

IUTRC

NIIC

Option

Clause

Due Diligence

Partners

Licensor

Joint Venture

Stock Option

Equity

Royalty

Distribution

Template

mediator

The GATTE Members in Taiwan


National Formosa University (NFU):
http://
www.nfu.edu.tw


I
-
Shou University (ISU):
http://
www.isu.edu.tw


National Cheng Kung University (NCKU):
http://
www.ncku.edu.tw


Southern Taiwan University of Technology (STUT):
http://
www.stut.edu.tw


National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT):
http://
www.stutu.edu.tw


National Taipei University (NTPU):
http://
www.ntpu.edu.tw


Taipei Medical University (TMU):
http://
www.tmu.edu.tw


Chung Yuen Christian University (CYCU):
http://
www.cycu.edu.tw


Feng Chia University (FCU):
http://www.fcu.edu.tw



Summary


Technology Innovation Requires Developing a Roadmap for Product
Development and Commercialization at the Inception Stage;
Analogous to the Concept of Virtual Prototyping or Can be Referred
to As Virtual Systems Engineering



The Best Practices of Technology Innovation, Commercialization, and
Entrepreneurship Requires a Team Approach from the Very
Beginning; Partnership, Trust, Communication, Marketing, and Ability
to Harvest Resources are the Keys to Success; Analogous to
Concurrent Engineering



The Role of Academia and Researchers is to Continue Pursuing
Innovative Ideas/Technology and Let the Entrepreneurs, Industry,
and Economic Development Sector to make it happened



A Global Common Market Place for Intellectual Properties,
Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, and Resource
Leveraging is Needed; Go GATTE

Academia &

Innovators

Venturers &

Industry

Government
& Chambers

Legal &
Intellectual

Academia &

Innovators

Venturers &

Industry

Government
& Chambers

Legal &
Intellectual

GATTE

A Global Market
Place for

Entrepreneurship

Tech Transfer

Patents Acquisition

Resource Leveraging

Econ. Development

Outsourcing, Training

Partnership

Taiwan

Indiana

Global Alliance for

Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship